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IRELAND – New Online Booking System for Re-entry Visas at Dublin Immigration Office

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Effective 16 November 2015, the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) has introduced an online booking system for appointments for Multiple-Entry Visa applications at the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) office in Burgh Quay, Dublin.

How does it work?

Further to the new queuing arrangements introduced in September (see here), the new booking system aims to reduce the number of people queuing at the GNIB office in Burgh Quay.

To book an appointment, the applicant will need a copy of the stamp received at the port of entry in Ireland, and their GNIB number. The GNIB number is normally issued with the applicant’s GNIB card, but may be given at the port of entry on arrival.

There is no requirement to attend the appointment in person, and an authorised representative may attend in place of the applicant.

This process does not affect re-entry visa applications submitted by post.

Action Items

  • Use the new system to book appointments at the GNIB office in Dublin for re-entry visa applications.